I suppose I am technically a SAHM now, although I will always see myself as a working mom because I worked full time for my first 3 years of motherhood and I see myself as a worker. This SAHM life is more life a temporary break from work rather than a lifestyle choice.
I’m the first one to say nothing is stressful when you have nothing to do. You might beg to differ on this but as a SAHM (or on maternity leave) there is nothing you have to do. The only real time constraint in life is the school or nursery run. Other than that you don’t have to answer to anyone of be anywhere for any particular time. If you’ve had a shit night, you don’t have to go to stay and play group. Your baby is poorly – don’t turn up at Mummy coffee morning. You’re sick, have a pyjama day. Nothing matters and nobody cares. Read more →
Ollie was 3 in July and has understood toilet training for quite some time now. When he was 14 months he used to pull his own pants up. He has done weeks on the toilet for months but not every time. We’ve had a three barriers with Ollie that have slowed down his fully trained status.
He hates pants. I’ve bought Ollie little Paw Patrol pants hoping to convince him but he just says, “No mom, this wee wee” and points to his pull ups or ‘Where’s nappy?” If I put them on him he just takes them off.
He hates the potty. I understand where he is coming from with this because he’s never seen anybody wee on a potty, he sees us wee on the toilet and now we expect him to wee in a bowl? No thanks mom. So having a potty downstairs is just an unnecessary ornament because he doesn’t use it.
Speech delay. I don’t write much about this but Ollie has delayed speech which is so much better since he had grommets but it has created a barrier in his development. The problem is he understands the toilet and wee wee but until recently he hasn’t been able to tell me he needs a wee.